United Arab Emirates
Leonardo has a long history of collaboration with the United Arab Emirates in a wide range of areas from local and technological industrial partnerships to tailored high education courses, supporting the UAE vision and future challenging programmes.
From our country office in Abu Dhabi we are committed to supporting local customers and expanding partnerships and collaborations.
Our helicopters are recognised in the UAE for their high performance, advanced technology and safety. Approximately 90% of the UAE VVIP rotorcraft fleet is made up of Leonardo helicopters and more than 100 Leonardo helicopters are currently operating in the UAE in various roles.
In February 2019 we signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Ship Building aimed at strengthening our successful ongoing cooperation in the naval sector. With this agreement we will be working together to develop a laboratory for the integration of the Combat Management System (CMS) for the over 20 ships of the Emirates Navy.
Leonardo has built up its experience in the region in a range of defence and security-related areas. Our space technologies, security services for major events and critical infrastructure, physical and cyber security protection are capabilities that are well known in the UAE and Leonardo is committed to expanding its business in the area .